Bewitching Halloween Ebook Treats!

Life’s a Witch and so are we!                                                                           

There’s a chill in the air.  Time to curl up with a good witch-themed book.  Or how about 45 of them?

Check out the Halloween Witchy ebook promotion.  It will run from October 30th to November 1.  There are plenty of deeply discounted books as well as some free treasures.  You can find a complete list of treats offered at Witchy Ebooks.

Bell, Book, and Sandals and It’s Not The Great Pumpkin, Maxie Duncan are both on the list.  Catch Maxie Duncan in all her witchy glory in book 1 and 1.5.  For the first time ever, Bell, Book and Sandals is only 99 cents.  And the brand new Halloween novelette, It’s Not The Great Pumpkin, Maxie Duncan, is FREE!

Here is an excerpt from the press release:

Horror Authors Bewitch Readers With Halloween Ebook Sale

More than thirty horror authors announced today that they are coming together this Halloween to offer book lovers a bewitching deal on almost fifty witch-themed ebooks on October 30, 31, and November 1, 2012.  Bargain hunting readers will find that a spell has been cast, magically lowering sale prices, which will range from free to $2.99 with the majority of ebooks being sold for 99 cents.  The complete list of participating authors as well as  their books and short stories featuring witches, warlocks, and other seasonally appropriate creatures is available at and includes links to the ebooks on retail sites.  

Although their ebooks share a similar witchy theme, the cauldron-stirring group of authors has approached the subject many different ways, from frightening to fun and from historical to hysterical.  Some authors crossed genres, mixing romantic comedy with their witchcraft while others stuck to traditional hard core horror featuring evil witches.  Assorted demons, vampires, ghosts, and zombies appear in various books as well.

If all of this isn’t enough of a treat, there’s also a giveaway with two, count them, two $45 Amazon gift cards!  How sweet is that!

So, stop on by and check it out.  There’s something there for the witch in all of us.


She’s Back…

Maxie Duncan is back in her brand new Halloween  novelette.

It’s Not The Great Pumpkin, Maxie Duncan




Buy it now at Amazon!

That Time Of Month- Friday Flash

English: Example generic ibuprofen container.

English: Example generic ibuprofen container. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Melissa L. Webb

Opening the bathroom door, Kimberly groaned, wishing the day would just go away. Walking to the kitchen, she frowned down at her drab jeans and sweatshirt. Her outfit matched her mood perfectly. Blah over blahness.

Her body ached, her head pounded, and the muscles in her lower back felt like they were twisting themselves into pretzels. She hated this time of the month. She had no control of how her body felt and it bothered her. Big time.

“Is there any coffee?” she asked her mom tersely, slipping into a chair at the table. Caffeine. That’s what she desperately needed. The sooner, the better.

“Well, good morning to you, too, miss sunshine,” her mother said with a slight roll of her eyes.

Glancing up at her mom, Kimberly realized that was no way to greet a person. What could she say? She couldn’t even think straight this morning. “I’m sorry, Mom. You know how I get when I’m dealing with this.”

Her mother smiled sympathetically. “I know exactly how you get,” she told her, a slight trace of humor in her words. “Dare I say, a little bitchy?” She walked over to her daughter. “Don’t worry. I still love you.” Kissing the top of her head ,she sat a large mug of steaming coffee in front of Kimberly, along with a big bottle of ibuprofen. “It’s the only way I get through this time of month.”

Kimberly looked up at her mom. “Thanks, you’re the best.”

Her mom smiled brightly. “I know.”

Opening the bottle, Kimberly dumped four of the pills into her palm. She chugged them back with a huge swallow of coffee. Ahh! Pain relievers and caffeine. The only way to go.

Once that was dealt with, she turned to the plate of food before her. Her stomach growled deeply as she took in the eggs and sausages. Her appetite was enormous this morning. She began shoveling the food in her mouth, wolfing it down as fast as she could.

Setting down her fork, she stared at her empty plate in horror, wondering where she had the room to put all that food. She was a small salad and light dressing type of girl. Only once a month did she start eating like this.

“You’d think I was turning into a pig,” she muttered, pushing her plate away as she stood up.

Her mother smiled. “Your body needs all the energy it can get right now. You can go back to eating like a lady after your cycle’s over.”

Grabbing her jacket from the hook on the wall, Kimberly went to the back door. She just didn’t understand why her mother forced her to go to school on these days. She’d much rather stay home in bed, curled up with a heating pad.

She grabbed the doorknob, wishing she felt a little less bloated. “Bye, Mom.”

“Be home early, dear,” her mother called. “We need plenty of time to prepare for the Change.”

Kimberly nodded as she shut the door, taking the path to the driveway. Cramps seized her back as her spine shifted. Sighing, she pushed away the pain. It was going to be a long day. Man, it sucked being a werewolf.


© 2012 Melissa L. Webb



Maxie’s Back!

Here it is as promised!  Here is the cover for the new Maxie Duncan Halloween novelette.



So what do you think?  I hope you like it.   It will be available to buy on Amazon at the beginning of next week.

Where Do You Get Your Ideas- Friday Flash

This was a guest blog post that I wrote but it didn’t end up being used.  I thought I’d share it with you anyway.


Line art representation of a Quill

Line art representation of a Quill (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Melissa L. Webb

Where do you get your ideas?
This question makes me cringe every time I hear it. Not because I tire of readers asking questions, because I don’t. I can’t. Readers are the lifeblood of what I do. There is nothing better than interacting with them and sharing a little glimpse into my world.

What makes this question so cringe-worthy is the fact I don’t have an answer, and that bothers me. I wish I did. How great it would be if I could actually say there was a giant idea well in my backyard where I spend every evening fishing for the biggest and brightest ideas.

But, alas, I am from the real world and nothing is that easy.

When it comes down to the heart of it, the truth is I don’t know where ideas come from.

I view writers as part archaeologists, part schizophrenics, and part gods. A scary combination if you think about it. Sometimes we see something which sparks a thought in our minds, and then we poke, scrape, and dig at it, never giving up until the earth falls away and leaves us with a glimpse of a world different than ours. A world we want to know more about.

Other times a voice creeps into our brain. It whispers and it cajoles, willing us to see them as something real; as someone alive and breathing. Someone we must listen to because they have a story to tell and we are the only ones equipped to share it with the world.Writers end up listening because, to not, would surely mean madness.

Or more madness than we currently own.

There are some nights we spring up in bed, awakened from a deep slumber with a thought clearly formed in our minds. We scramble out of bed, blindly reaching for a pen and paper, because if we don’t get it down right then, it will evaporate by morning, disappearing back to the dreamland it came from.

And sometimes thoughts will come from nowhere. Usually when we least expect them. They pop up, and for that moment, take our breath away. It’s perfect even though we didn’t even know we were looking for them in the first place.

I have gotten ideas for book all of these ways. I don’t know where they came from originally, and I suspect I probably never will. I’m only a scribe in this game of words. As long as someone keeps whispering in my ear, I’ll keep writing.

© 2012 Melissa L. Webb

Bewitching Book Tour: Last Stop!


So, the last day of my tour is here.  I want to say thank you to everyone involved.  It’s been a blast.

And thank you to those of you who have followed me along the way.  It is for you, readers, that I write.


Here is the last stop.  It’s a book promo and review at Book, Books, and More Books.



Thank you again!   Later today I will post the cover for the new Maxie Duncan Halloween novelette.  It will go on sale next week. 🙂


Bewitching Book Tour: Day 7


Two more stops today.


A guest post at Curling Up By The Fire:


Book Promo and Review:


Bewitching Book Tour: Day 6




Day 6 is here.  I have two stops today.


A guest blog post and review at Crazy For Books.


And a book promo at Sapphyria”s Reviews.



Stop by and check them out.

Bewitching Book Tour: Day 4



Today’s stop is another great review for Bell, Book, and Sandals.  Stop on by and say hi.


Bewitching Book Tour: Day 3



Today is day 3.  Check out the book promo and review over at Andi’s Book Reviews.  And don’t for get to thank our  host.